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Stories about War & Conflict

8 March 2018

Netizen Report: Sri Lanka Blocks Social Media Amid Sectarian Violence


The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

Thousands Protest on the Streets of Kashmir After Indian Army Kills Four Civilians

"#Kashmir is a place of a billion or more coverups...India had never been interested in human rights or accountability. They are interested in controlling Kashmir by fear."

5 March 2018

In Damascus, Solidarity with Besieged East Ghouta is Dangerous

"There is nothing we can do. They have military might on their side. Even the UN and international community have proved inept. We are trapped in our helplessness."

3 March 2018

María Roa Borja: A Voice in the Fight for Labor, Ethnic and Gender Rights in Colombia

"In the past, the topics related to the domestic employees were those of character, race [and] cooking abilities [...] Today, the main issue is our labor rights."

2 March 2018

A Suicide Mentality, on the Precipice of War in Northeast Asia

The Bridge

"As North Korean defectors have reported, there's a possibility that Kim Jong Un’s forces might employ kamikaze tactics if they see that their country cannot withstand attacks by the US."

28 February 2018

“Stop Bombing Syria!” Berlin Protest Demands Immediate Ceasefire in Ghouta and Afrin

"We can no longer accept this inferno in Eastern Ghouta! We cannot remain silent about the murders of Turkey in Afrin!"

22 February 2018

India's Investigation Agency ‘Defines’ Duties of a Journalist After Arresting Kashmiri Photojournalist Kamran Yousuf


"Indian authorities must stop trying to crush the independent press in the Jammu and Kashmir region. Authorities should immediately release Kamran Yousuf."

20 February 2018

#ThemToo: Syrian Women Tell Stories of Rape in Regime Prisons

"Raped women are caught between the anvil of the regime and the hammer of society."

15 February 2018

Remembering Pakistan's Empowering Human Rights Activist Asma Jahangir

"Even in her death, she did not conform to the established code. Resistance, thy name is Asma."

14 February 2018

In Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, Network Shutdowns Leave Civilians Unreachable — And Unable to Call for Help


Without telecommunication networks, residents of the North Sinai "cannot report injuries and they have limited access to emergency services.”

Several Months After Their Abduction by Boko Haram, Thirteen Nigerian Citizens Regain Freedom

"We are so pleased that these 13 people are free and will be able to see their families again..."

13 February 2018

‘We Want the World to Know': Activists Reporting on Occupation Face Legal Threats in Western Sahara


Local journalists and media activists reporting on the occupation and Moroccan abuses face legal obstacles and risk lengthy jail sentences in order to make their voices heard.

12 February 2018

ISIS Has Left the Syrian City of Raqqa, but Its Landmines Continue to Maim and Kill

"I sent one of my sons to check our home near the clock roundabout, but when he arrived, the landmines were waiting for him in front of the house's door".

10 February 2018

The Pashtun Long March Asks for Justice After Years of Ethnic Targeting

Thousands of ethnic Pashtuns from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and elsewhere in Pakistan have staged a sit-in in front of the National Press Club in Islamabad.

5 February 2018

A Palestinian Cultural Space in Haifa Reclaims Authentic Artistic Voice

“An unfinished space invites people to contribute, to be at ease and to feel part of the place.”

In Afghanistan, Governors Don't Just Step Down Because the President Asks Them To

"Balkh (now) has two governors... One rules the province like a king, and refuses to leave. His successor can't get it in."

2 February 2018

Burundi's Opposition Says Only ‘Yes’ Campaigning Is Allowed on Referendum to Extend President’s Rule

"The launch of the project to bury...the constitution by Nkurunziza is a declaration of war on the Burundian people. Between Nkurunziza and the Burundian people who will win?"

29 January 2018

Who Is Responsible for Ending Sexual Violence in Somalia?

Although the rape issue has attracted attention from the Somali government, sexual violence against women and children remains rampant and the number of assault cases continues to grow.

25 January 2018

Afghanistan Reels From Two Deadly Attacks in Less than a Week

"A cowardly and heinous attack by a bunch of terrorists on a humanitarian organization that serves the Afghan children."

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